Kathmandu - (Birat Anupam) Touristy district Ilam has added a new destination in its list of dozens of popular destinations. Kuse Danda, a picture-perfect hillock located at Chulachuli Rural Municipality, has become new spot to visit in the southern belt of Ilam. A writer and a local, Bibas Balibhadra Koirala, said travelers from adjoining Jhapa district frequent this place.
Koirala said that owing to close proximity to Jhapa, more travellers are from there. Another local and popular poet, Sundar Kurup, informed that Kuse Danda is also called 'Ngin Kokma' in indigenous Limbu language. Locals use both names. Even the Kuse Danda Tourism Promotion Committee has been formed to make it must-visit travelling point within two years.
A viewpoint, walking pavement, picnic spot and platforms are constructed in this destination. Similarly, Chairperson of Chulachuli Rural Municipality Ward Number 1, Dhruwa Lawati, said detailed project report (DPR) was also finalized to further infrastructural development in the area. Besides travelling, Kuse Danda area has also hosted some literary programmes.
On Saturday, a literary programme was held where some poets recited their creation and two literary books were unveiled. The literary programme titled 'Literature with Nature' unveiled two anthologies of poetry. 'Seudiko Ful' by Tilak Rai and 'Sirjalaka Ful' by Himal Subba 'Gurans' were jointly unveiled by chief guest Dhiraj Sharma, the directly elected State Assembly Member from Ilam and literary personality Khem Nepali, among others.
Kuse Danda, which can be reached within half-an-hour drive from Damak, is a perfect point to view southern plains of Jhapa and northern hills of Ilam. It sees around dozen travelers from outside even in time of ongoing pandemic, informed locals.